Tuesday January 17th 2006, 9:23 am
Filed under: Cable/Satellite, Media Watch, TV, Radio
Television cable news channel “‘CNN Headline News” is giving a show to right-wing radio host Glenn Beck.
Media Matters for America covers some of Glenn Beck’s radio show remarks:
Discussing disclosures from a caller who claimed to have tortured prisoners in U.S. custody: “I’ve got to tell you, I appreciate your service. … Good for you. Good for — I mean, good for you. Is it because you did it for the country? … I have to tell you, when all is said and done, I’m glad people like you are on our side.”
The family tier of Time Warner will include “CNN Headline News.” The appropriateness of a show hosted by a right-wing loudmouth who supports torture being presented as suitable for small children is debatable. Time Warner made the decision to put “CNN Headline News” in the family tier before the announcement of Glenn Beck’s show. But after the debut of the “Nancy Grace” show about violent crime on “CNN Headline News.”